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Summer Pea Soup

Summer Pea Soup

06/07/2010

Summer Pea Soup

This recipe was kindly given to us by Fi Bird, author of Kids Cooking. It is a lovely bright coloured sunny recipe.

PERFECT if you've been growing your own peas and salad potatoes but you could make it with frozen ones too.

As Fi says "This is a lovely green soup that explodes with the sweet flavour of freshly harvested summer peas."


Ingredients  
Half a leek
Tablespoon olive oil
300g scrubbed new potatoes
400g peas in the pod (100g shelled)
800ml vegetable stock
2 mint leaves finely shredded
 

 

What to do:
 
  1. Wash and slice the leek into thin slices.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan and gently cook the leek for 2 minutes
  3. Dice the new potatoes into small pieces and cook with the leeks for a further 1-2 minutes, stirring continually.
  4. Add 600ml of the stock and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10 minutes until the potatoes are soft.
  5. Add the peas and mint and simmer for a further 3 minutes, to cook the peas.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool for a few minutes.
  7. Blend the peas and potatoes in a food processor and return to the pan.
  8. Use the rest of the stock (200ml) to rinse around the food processor bowl and add this to the pan.
  9. Heat gently to warm through and season with freshly grated pepper.


 

 


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